Describe this person’s role on your local community channel:
Host of Sweet Sensations
Name of your local community channel:
Community Channel 10
Tell us why your nominee deserves to be recognized as best local cable personality:
Lynn Rosta bio:
I am a self-taught baker/cook with no formal culinary training.
I grew up in a home where everything was homemade, and I learned by watching my mother, grandmother and aunts.
My interest in cooking was nurtured and encouraged from an early age. As a teenager, I created my own job by holding weekly bake sales in my community. This helped me build up a customer base so that I could fill orders part time while attending university.
Hosting Sweet Sensations is a true labour of love for me. I admit to being ” Food Obsessed” and hosting allows me to share what I’ve learned. We do theme shows with foods for special occasions like Christmas and Easter. I provide recipes which feature local fruit and vegetables.
I try to use recipes that are easy to follow and don’t require a lot of special tools or hard to find ingredients. I use a mix of old fashioned favourites and treats that may be new to viewers. People love to tell me which recipes they’ve tried and also tell me they’ve learned a lot about baking from the show. Sharing my food with people gives me a lot of pleasure and the show lets me do that on a much broader scale.
Lynn is a great host of Sweet Sensations – the show has been an important part of our community broadcasting content for the past five years. She opens her home to our team, and the filming of the show takes place in her own kitchen.
Describe your nominee’s connection to the community.
People love to tell me which recipes they’ve tried and also tell me they’ve learned a lot about baking from the show. Sharing my food with people gives me a lot of pleasure and the show lets me do that on a much broader scale.
Producer Jason LeFrense, who films the show, says people approach him all the time to ask for the recipes Lynn covers on the show. In fact Lynn inspired Jason to start his cooking show, Easy Eats.
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